I haven’t been crafting for a while (due to time spent caring for my dad — who is doing amazingly well after his heart surgeries! YAY!), and last night I realized Valentine’s Day was today. I’m embarrassed to admit that I found myself without a card for my hubby at the 11th hour! I quickly went through my recent crafty purchases, and I am happy to say that I found the perfect little puppy critter stamps to create a special card for Mr. CraftyPaws.
I first used a Copic Multiliner 0.03 pt black pen to doodle on an extra spot around an eye of the puppy from the Penny Black’s “So Much Love” stamp set (this extra spot makes him look very much like our sweet little Bandito) and then I Copic colored up the image:
Spots: E21, E23, E25, E29
White fur: W0, W1 and Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen for added fur texture
Balloons: R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R29, R39 with Clear Wink of Stella Pen for added shimmer and Cream and White Prismacolor Colored Pencils to emphasize the highlights.
I next fussy cut this image out with my favorite Fiskars spring loaded scissors and an X-Acto blade (for the inside between balloon and strings areas).
For the background, I die cut some white cardstock with the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables Die, and I cut out two frames (that I stacked for added stability and to create a frame) with the same die and the 11th largest circle die from the Diemond Dies Die-Normous Stack-Ems Circle Nesting Die Set. But before I added the frames, I used a handmade arches stencil to blend on some clouds onto the background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. Then I glued down and popped up the balloons and the puppy’s left year on double sided foam dots to add dimension.
For the sentiment on the card front, I heat embossed “sending” from the Neat & Tangled “Better Together” stamp set with Ranger White Embossing Powder, and then I die cut the “Love” word die from an old retired Little Yellow Bicycle word die set (it had “love”, “laugh” and “smile”). I actually die cut the word 3 times and stacked them to match the depth of the framed image. The inside liner for the card was simply stamped with a “Be My Valentine” sentiment from the Penny Black “Key to My Heart” stamp set and the sweet dog image with outstretched paws.
CLICK on the image below to watch the process video of crafting this card:
Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
The Male Room Love Your Men Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Typography Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Love/Hearts Challenge
Penny Black and More Anything Goes with Optional Tags Challenge
Crafter’s Castle Anything Goes with Optional Valentine’s Day Challenge
Stamping Sensations All Things Bright and Beautiful Challenge — little puppy critters
Crafty Gals Corner Love is In the Air/Add A Heart Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
MFT Sketch Challenge 424